September 4, 2020 Community, Education, Service
Princeton Online Tutoring Network helps bridge educational gaps for K-12 students
After scattering to homes across the country and around the world this spring, a growing group of Princeton students have used video conferencing not only to continue coursework and keep up social connections, but also to support the learning and development of younger students in the tri-state area.
August 26, 2020 Health Care, News, Service
Lisa Tan ’01 and Martin Rawls-Meehan ’01 donate 30,000 masks to Princeton
At the height of the spring COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan, Martin Rawls-Meehan ’01 and Lisa Tan ’01 realized they were in position to help. Their smart-tech sleep systems company, Reverie, had the production technology to mass produce cloth protective face masks. To date, Reverie is approaching 1 million donated masks to nonprofits, healthcare providers, the State of Michigan and other institutions — including 30,000 masks to Princeton.
August 19, 2020 Community, Service
Poll Hero Aims to Recruit Young Poll Workers Amid COVID-19 Shortage
Poll Hero, a project founded by a group of Princeton University students, Denver East High School students, and a graduate of University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is an approximately 30-member team of almost exclusively Gen Z volunteers who are trying to recruit as many young poll workers — in some cases as young as 16 — as they can to work election sites in their communities this November amid a shortage of workers because of the coronavirus pandemic.
August 12, 2020 Community, Education, Service
After summer internships were scrapped, Abhiram Karuppur ’19 took mentorship to a new level
Abhiram Karuppur ’19 originally agreed to mentor a single Princeton student. But that quickly grew into a summer-long virtual finance mentorship class program he built from scratch after more than 20 Princeton students, who had their summer internships cancelled due to COVID-19, expressed interest in Karuppur’s offer.
June 26, 2020 Community, Service
Forest Hills, NY organization helps local eateries
Anu Pattabiraman ’10 credits volunteering at the Pace Center for Civic Engagement during her undergraduate years with instilling in her the importance of service and giving back. It’s the reason why Pattabiraman, who recently moved back to her Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens, couldn’t sit back and watch her favorite eateries begin to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 24, 2020 Community, Service
Princeton University establishes Summer Food and Nutrition Program to address pandemic-related food insecurity in Mercer County
To address food insecurity in local communities this summer due to the pandemic, Princeton University’s Campus Dining, Office of Community and Regional Affairs and John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement have established the Summer Food and Nutrition Program.
June 16, 2020 Community, Service
Stitching, Sewing, Sending Out Hope
Princeton junior Sally Ruybalid has sewn more than 300 masks for local hospitals, businesses and community members since March 30, when she emailed several undergraduate mailing lists offering free fabric masks.
June 15, 2020 Education, Service
Class of 1980 Reunions’ Community Service Project Benefits Trenton-Area School
When the Class of 1980 learned that Reunions wasn’t continuing as originally planned due to the pandemic, the class quickly determined it wanted to keep one aspect of Reunions intact: its community service project. With its 40th reunion theme, “The Ties That Bind,” as a guidepost, the class sought to pursue a project that had real impact and was meaningful to its members.
June 4, 2020 Community, Service
Greig Metzger ’82 and Little Free Library Locations Answer a New Need
Since sheltering in place due to COVID-19 began in March, many people who share books through Little Free Library boxes recognized a new opportunity. Some have added canned goods, homemade masks, craft supplies for kids, even toilet paper to their book-sharing boxes. (PHOTO: Greig Metzger ’82 and Heather Butts ’94 at a Little Free Library event in September 2019.)
June 1, 2020 Community, Service
Driving Mantra for David Azen ’80: Everybody Goes to Bed Well Fed
Rabbi David Azen ’80 established Fresher Sacramento in 2006 on the simple idea that everybody should be able to go to bed well fed. The nonprofit has expanded its activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing healthy food to people who need it most — seniors, the homeless, and folks in neighborhoods called “food deserts” because fresh food is difficult to find.
May 29, 2020 Community, Service
Noah Buchholz Provides Service to Deaf Community During the COVID-19 Crisis
Lecturer Noah Buchholz, who teaches American Sign Language, is part of the team interpreting Governor Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing. Learn how Buchholz and other interpreters convey the Governor’s messages to the deaf community.
May 29, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service
Brooklyn Cares feeds medical frontliners and provides boost to local restaurants
Stephanie Schragger ’93 launched Brooklyn Cares with her friend to support struggling neighborhood restaurants and provide meals for the exhausted frontline medical workers who were battling COVID-19. “We were really just inspired to do something for the community at a time when it’s really hard to feel helpful when you’re stuck at home,” she said.